If I lived in an ideal organized life, this handcrafted camera strap would have been with me when I went to the Blogher Conference. Instead my friend Holly, the talented woman behind the Sono-Ma website, and I got together for our Altered Craft Party on Columbus Day.
I've been without a strap since the day my Nikon D60 arrived in the mail from Amazon. Okay so this sounds silly but I couldn't quickly figure out how to get the strap on, found the big yellow letters on the strap somewhat unattractive and so I stuck it in a drawer for the next few years. (including a move from Washington to California)
When I went on the Media Tour through the new Whole Foods Market in Santa Rosa I realized quickly that I didn't have enough hands. I was awkwardly juggling camera, notebook, pen and food samples. I can't imagine how professional that looked. Two days later at the grand opening I spied a young woman who looked like a journalist, posed and who knew what she was doing. She had a camera strap and could balance everything including her mega lens and coffee. I knew I had to get a strap.
The main use of my camera outside of the house is most likely going to be for my food blog Flavorstitch so that was my inspiration for the colors and design. It feels a bit like betrayal to admit this but at the moment I'm so into teal. I swore in the 90's that I would leave the memories of teal behind from the 80's but somehow years later it was reappeared and I'm drawn to it more than ever. Remember teal mascara?
I found some kitschy fabric in my collection. Rather than use circles like Michelle My Belle has done, I cut out squares from the fabric and sewed around them at the edges.
It was an easy pattern to follow and quick from start to finish. And note to self, don't put the handcrafted camera strap on the camera before you take your photos. I tried to do a nice little photo with it around my neck like Michelle did but it wasn't very pretty.
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